A wedding in the New Forest

The New Forest landscape
For a truly magical wedding day why not get married in the New Forest National Park.

New Forest Pony grazing

This former royal hunting ground has been sculpted for millennia by the ponies and today these beautiful creatures still keep the grass nicely cropped.

Only 80 miles from London the New Forest makes a dramatic and magical backdrop for any wedding. The roaming ponies who are largely unfenced roam where they like and they are fascinating to watch, for young and old alike.

Top Ten New Forest Wedding Venues

There are some splendid wedding venues in the Forest. Rustic and charming country house hotels or grand mansions will make any wedding particularly memorable. Especially so in this magical location. Here is our pick of the best New Forest wedding venues.

Rhinefield House

This gothic styled mansion maybe not as old as it might look. But it is set in the most exquisite location on Rhinefield Ornamental Drive near to Brockenhurst.

Careys Manor

Another Brockenhurst wedding venue with world class spa facilities and ideally located for train travellers.

New Park Manor

This former royal hunting lodge is set in New Park which is famous for the New Forest show. Located between Brockenhurst and the New Forest capital, Lyndhurst.

Chewton Glen

This beautiful hotel with amazing tree house lodges is set just on the outskirts of the Forest, close to the south coast.


This fabulous country hotel is set on the edge of Lyndhurst which means “Lime Wood”.

The Pig

The Pig despite the unglamorous name is a stylish and comfortable retreat close to Brockenhurst.

The Montagu Arms

Dating back to 1742, this luxury hotel is located in Beaulieu, home to the National Motor Museum and Beaulieu house and gardens.

The Master Builders House

Set on the banks of the Beaulieu River at Buckler’s Hard where some of Nelson’s fleet was built.

Balmer Lawn Hotel

A 19th century large stylish hotel set behind the Village cricket pitch in Brockenhurst.

The Burley Manor

Set in the quintissential New Forest village of Burley, famous for dragons, smuggling and witches. The Burley Manor is a wonderful setting for your New Forest wedding.

What time of year is best?

Pretty much anytime of year is great for a wedding in the New Forest! May and June will see the New Forest pony foals spring into life. The summer is loveliest in terms of weather but can become quite crowded. The autumn is arguably the perfect time to see the Forest at it’s best. But even the winter can be dramatic, especially if it snows. Cosy fires will help keep you warm.

New Forest Accommodation

Of course putting all your wedding guests up in a luxury New Forest hotel might break your budget. But there is also a fine selection of New Forest Bed and Breakfast accommodation available and even camping for that real New Forest experience.

New Forest Wedding Resources

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